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Orchestration and Reconfguration Control Architecture

Objective

ORCA offers experimentation facilities to promote wireless innovation in several market segments, including manufacturing, automotive industry, healthcare, ambient assistant living, public events, home automation, and utilities. Within the manufacturing market, for instance, application requirements vary from very low latency, up to real-time 3D video-driven interaction between collaborative robots and humans, to non-time critical downloads of large data volumes for updating the software of machines. Different applications and services often have to share the wireless infrastructure and the spectral bands, making it very challenging to meet the diverging QoS requirements simultaneously. The control mechanisms that are provided today in wireless technologies are not adequate to deal with extreme (ultra-low latency, ultra-high throughput, ultra-high reliability) and diverging (low AND high data rate, time-critical AND non-time critical) communication needs. Interesting evolutions are happening at different levels, enabling the creation of parallel on demand wireless network slices optimized for a specific set of requirements.
The overall ORCA objective is to bridge those interesting evolutions at different levels, making them mature enough to enable end-to-end networking experiments going from Software-Defined Radio (SDR), with Software-Defined Networking (SDN) to Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS). We will open novel frequency bands, by proposing SDR technology at mmWave frequencies, that is mature and fast enough to be included in end-to-end networking experiments. We will bridge SDR with SDN technology, enabling the creation of multiple virtual networks that operate on the same infrastructure but meet the most diverse and stringent application requirements. We will finally enable advanced reprogramming of the SDR infrastructure, needed for offering versatile testbed facilities, paving the way towards, ultimately, on demand wireless networking and experimentation.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/electrical engineering, electronic engineering, information engineering/information engineering/telecommunications/wireless
  • /social sciences/sociology/industrial relations/automation
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/home automation
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

INTERUNIVERSITAIR MICRO-ELECTRONICA CENTRUM
Address
Kapeldreef 75
3001 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 679 423,34

Participants (6)

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 575 561,68
Address
College Green
2 Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 620 199,81
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 545 875,79
Address
Helmholtzstrasse 10
01069 Dresden
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS DRESDEN GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 575 414,38
Address
Am Waldschlosschen 2
01099 Dresden
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY
United States
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Rutgers Plaza 3
08901 New Brunswick
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
MARTEL GMBH
Switzerland
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Uberlandstrasse 111
8600 Dubendorf
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)